I don't think that word means what she thinks it means
Sheryl Gay Stolberg writes in the New York Times: "It was an implosion that spilled out from behind closed doors into public view in a way rarely seen in Washington
via Froomkin the younger
She goes on
"It was the very outcome the White House had said it intended to avoid, with partisan presidential politics appearing to trample what had been exceedingly delicate Congressional negotiations."
I mean if they can't even write an unmixed metafor what are they phor ?